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born in 1968 •
artist, collector, art connoisseur
Artist in social media

Biography and information

I’ve been drawing since 2 years old. I graduated from the contemporary art course at the Soros Center for Contemporary Art in 1992, being a master of painting meanings.

In the 1990s, the site “Museums of Russia” posted an online project of my paintings, which was included in the international database The art stand with an attendance of 25,000 unique visitors per day, representing artists from 85 countries. The slogan of this educational project was to “empower communities through art,” therefore, The art stand also worked as an educational project for 2 million children and adults with disabilities around the world.

In 1995 I defended Russia's first dissertation on the teaching of computer graphics and animation in the Russian Academy of Education, and received the Academia Euroepaea in humanities award for the book "Virtual Reality for Beginners" in 1998. I got fellowship in mass media from BBC in London and fellowsgip in educational tech at Aharon Ofri International Center for Educational Technology (Jerusalem). I taught children and adults digital art, being a finalist of the "Professional Success" contest of Cosmopolitan magazine. I worked as a PR manager of the 3d web company ParallelGraphics, led Internet projects, including Intel internet premium and my own educational site Virtual Russia.

In the 2000s, it introduced a line of programs for creative business solutions to the business training market, taught creative thinking to 150+ companies, including Croc, IBS, Video international, RBC, Cosmos TV, Realtimeboard, Johnson & Johnson, MDM Bank, Castrol, British Petroleum, " Breweries of Ivan Taranov, Econika, Red Cube, Honda Aoyama Motors, St. Petersburg Vodokanal, StroyTech, Volga-Dnepr and others. She has published 300+ articles and 8 books, including The Tao of a Creative Careerist (EXMO, 2005).

In 2007 I graduated from the Higher Literary Courses, workshop of Yevgeny Sidorov, first secretary of Moscow joint venture, former minister of culture of the Russian Federation and representative of the Russian Federation in UNESCO. I became a laureate of literary contests of the Union of Writers of the Russian Federation and the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra. P.I. Tchaikovsky (2005), Ministry of Culture of Mordovia (2007), Cosmonaut Squadron RSC Energia (2008), German Chekhov Society (2011), VIII International Multimedia Contest “Living Word 2013”, Interregional Literary Contest “Following the Guiding Star” of the Russian Geographical Society (2014), the Union of Writers of Israel and the magazine Interpoetzia (USA, 2014). I was included in the Honorable Mention list (top 15% of the best works) of the 45th New Millenium Writing Award, an international English-language competition in 2018 with "the Austronaut" short story.

I consider all my projects as healing and transformation of myself and the world with the help of art. In 1996 I received the certificate of an art therapist, in 1999 - a fairy tale therapist, in 2000 - a hypnotherapist. In 2004 I took a scripting course in UCLA format at the Hollywood School in Ukraine. Since 2010, in partnership with an immunologist, I have been helping people out of psychosomatic illnesses. I published a textbook of self-healing and creative self-realization “Secrets of the Frog Princess. Biosphere therapy for humans and humanity ”(2012) and the multimedia model“ Cultural Brand Russia ”(magazine“ Literary Study ”, 2015). I worked with various types of clients with art therapy, from fragile creative young ladies who never felt born to Yuri Usachev, commander of the Astronaut Rocket and Space Command ( I'm able to heal from years of dependence on hormonal drugs and unproductive life strategies and in three months to reintegrate the life of a creator. I taught storytelling for people from 7 to 70 and published a textbook in small prose and poetry "How to write in the 21st century?" (2013), wich included a chapter of storytelling for artists.

I'm a Buddhist since 2016, passing now exams for the right to teach the course "Discovering Buddhism" at the Fund for Support of Mahayana Tradition ( So now I use meditations for the benefit of art and artists' development. I was a speaker of the Russian Art Week 2019 with master classes in art career and storytelling for curators. I draw Chinese painting of the meanings - se-i - and illustrate my articles with it (

In 2020 I became a member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia, sector of synthesis of arts "Tetra-Art". Since then I was a participant of the art exhibitions & contests “Drawing the wind”, “Ghostology of the post-soviet spaces”, “Russian Civilization”, “Time, Go forward!”, “Without barriers” (, “Independent art”, Mellow Art Award, Sony World Photo Award, Global Citizenship, Humanity, National Geographic and many others.

My inspirers are da Vinci, Churlionis, Mozart, Pushkin, Bulgakov, Vernadsky, Gagarin, Brin.
My creative strategy is global collaborations for the benefit of the biosphere.

To be continued... :)

From the reviews of artists on co-creation:

From the first meeting, a sensation of a powerful energy charge was felt, movement, desire to understand, understand, identify and realize.
They began to analyze the works of the Great. Why is that called? Why is it so arranged? What did the author want to say? Where is he in this, where is the viewer in general, and where am I? They were looking for means of expressiveness: due to what is the picture "catchy"? The most difficult thing is to take the place of the author and feel the same as him. And if it works out, you see the truth.
We got to our own work. Conducted a similar analysis. He began to look at his works in a different way. He clearly outlined his priorities, built a hierarchy of goals, understood what he was writing for. Further ... they built the work in a certain sequence, found the relationship and development, the movement of the hero in the paintings of the entire exhibition. Incredibly, new themes, new meanings arose.
The work with the title carries a deeper essence, the title gives the direction of thought, showing the viewer what to look at and how to think. It is important that one looks through the eyes of the other. The interconnection of people with different perceptions of reality is bearing fruit. This helps to understand yourself, to extract the truth that was the root cause of the birth of the work. The analysis of facts helps to understand the means of expression, which form the individuality of the author and his works.
Evgeny Yachny, in the years of these experiments, a student, and now a teacher at the Faculty of Painting, St. Petersburg State Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. I.E. Repina, laureate of the Young Talents 2010 Prize of the Government of St. Petersburg and the 2012 Prize of the exhibition of the Union of Artists of St. Petersburg “Youth of St. Petersburg. The Beginning ”, participant of the School of Small Prose and Poetry by Natalia Garber in the Pushkin Mountains and St. Petersburg, 2012 \ 2013

Classes of the writing school help to learn to think in composition, move from facts and specifics to images and signs. Literary experiments develop in the artist compositional thinking, which in painting, as in literature, is the pinnacle.
My artist’s book “Svyatogorye” is stories connected by a place. I wanted to display contemplation at different levels. The first series is called "Nostalgia." This is a set of the most vivid visual impressions of the lyrical hero who visited these places as a child. The second group of paintings, “The Village of the Old Elm”, allows you to see in the ordinary deep. And the third series, “Noon,” is dedicated to the historical past. It shows the harmony of man and nature. People and things here need each other. The poetic principle of nature flows into man and fills him. The third chapter of my story - “The Life of Things”, on the contrary, conveys the world of objects of a person who has departed from his beginning, striving to enclose nature within the framework of his narrow understanding. This world is replaced by a new image: this is one picture - the chair of Pushkin's ancestor, Hannibal. In it, the natural and the human are combined into one. The subject becomes a sign. This work brings together the themes of the two previous chapters.
The final chapter of my book is called The Return. It is dedicated to the return journey of our contemporary to his roots. An attempt to regain a connection with the natural principle leads the lyrical hero back to Holy Mountain. Man seeks to find harmony again by returning to the earth. Perhaps this is achievable, but not like our ancestors. We need to change our position on the view of the artist, for whom each part of the world harmoniously exists among others - and become a particle of the world, and not its conquerors.
Polina Raeva, a graduate of the graphic faculty of St. Petersburg Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. I.E. Repina, a member of the St. Petersburg Federation of Mountaineering, Rock Climbing and Ice Climbing; She is interested in Italian and Russian revival, the art of the USA and Mexico, her works are in private collections in Russia and Japan; a participant in international exhibitions in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Lithuania and Japan, a member of the 8-language online project of artists, collectors and art dealers "Archive", the largest Russian-language technology portal and a mobile application about art that changes life for the better; participant of the School of Small Prose and Poetry Natalia Garber for artists in the Pushkin Mountains, 2012

In order for mainland clay to become a plastic material for work, it must be cleaned of impurities and thoroughly kneaded. Something similar happens when you start recording your stories. I have long been telling tales and occasions, but in communicating with my dear Natalya I discovered a cross-cutting theme - this is “The Secret of Creativity”. Natalya provoked a cycle of my autobiographical short stories, helped outline his composition and unifying structure. As a result of our meetings, the mechanism of long sensory memory worked for me, I wanted to keep the intonation of my stories in writing. I began to gain experience in written fixation, to grow a “tree of work”. Referring myself to fatalists with a keen ear to the voice of fate, I think now that the time has really come to give my stories, etudes, and short stories, handwritten forms. Any work already exists, you just need to accurately guess the time of its birth. Focus, without forcing events, without losing sensations and details - and write down.
Arina Daur, illustrator, member of the Union of Artists of St. Petersburg; works are in collections in France, the USA, Finland, and exhibitions were held in Japan, Latvia, Canada and France (in the Council of Europe); founder and leading teacher of St. Petersburg Society of Masters of Calligraphy, Monotype and Silhouette, organizer of the International Monotype Festival "Poetry of Image" (Moscow-Helsinki-St. Petersburg); client of the individual course of transformational storytelling by Natalia Garber in Pushkin mountains, 2013

Natasha, I published your text on my Facebook ... How my friends are grateful to you! Many people immediately responded, left warm reviews - poets from Moscow, musicians from Tbilisi, director of the Russian House in New York ... EVERYTHING warmed me, thanks to your wonderful work! There are no words for joy! All congratulations. It’s so nice that my exhibition will open tomorrow.
I think I was waiting for you! With your appearance, a second wind opened. Such positive energy comes from you. I need a man so that I trust and I feel calm. And I consider you such a person! I have a very developed intuition ... I feel everything, even at a distance. I'm so happy at the moment! They have not yet represented me with dignity ... I read, re-read and admire it as if it was not me, but another Dariko whom I love! All life passes, as on the screen ... I am happy, I began to feel like a person.
I always knew that such a time would come (this is a separate mystical story that happened in Tbilisi in 1986) and since then I have been waiting for YOU! I can write endless “thanks”, but it seems to me that this is no longer necessary. And so everything is clear! It seems to me that your Message is not only to museums, but to the whole World. It remains to write - bravo, Natalia!
Oh, what a pleasure I got from the stories: "Several buds fell from the TV onto the carpet of my room. I picked them up and put them in a vase. They still stand on the window and smell of freedom." So cute! So everything is interesting, no words. Thank you so much. Actor Sergo Zakariadze said: a white horse runs only once before a person throughout his life, so you should always be ready to jump on him! Thanks again - I went to work, with a smile and joy!
Dariko Beridze (Tsarskoye Selo), master of arts and crafts of Russia, member of the Union of Artists of St. Petersburg, Honored Artist of Georgia, laureate of the Presidential Scholarship "For Merit to the Fatherland"; author of 40+ exhibitions (Russia, Georgia, Finland, Germany, USA, Japan); works are stored in private collections in the world and in the collections of the Ministry of Culture of Russia; maintains a Facebook account for complex people with 3,000 subscribers from all over the world; 2018

I really like to learn, and I learned a lot from you. Our ArtPut association has now won a Presidential grant to promote young artists of Bashkiria. And communicating with you in Moscow, I structured all my thoughts about the future and understood how to move creative projects into the world. I was shocked by the simplicity of the idea of listing important companies in our republic who would be interested in promoting their brand in the republic, the CIS and the world with the help of our Creative Association. In general, you have generated so many ideas that I still need to think about them, give time to my plans to rest in a new context. But I had a 100% sense of perspective. I understood how to show my region to the whole world as an example of interethnic and interfaith community, how to attract the diaspora to the development of the republic, how to make creative people ambassadors of the brand. And your idea of representing Bashkortostan in our projects as “European Asia” has integrated everything, thanks!
Victoria Samarina, chairman of the Creative Association of Artists of Contemporary Art “ArtPut” (Ufa), member of the Association of Art Critics, curator of the project “China through the eyes of Russian artists” and the Bashkir art contest “My Small Motherland”; artist whose works are in the collections of Russia, Serbia, France, Germany, Israel and China, winner of the art symposium “Industrial Park of Oil Painting” (Shanyou. China, 2018); participant of the workshop by Natalia Garber “Genius of the 21st Century: a success scenario for a true artist” at the Russian Art Week 2019

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